NMGW-5D4879: Prehistoric flint knife or awl

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Unique ID: NMGW-5D4879

Object type certainty: Probably
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Prehistoric flint knife or awl, probably of Neolithic date
The knife is incomplete with the tip fragment represented (with a surviving length of 32.2mm, a maximum thickness of 4.0mm and a weight of 2.3g). Although the knife appears to have broken across its width (where it has a width of 15.5mm), there appears to be retouch over the break, perhaps suggesting the tip was deliberately backed and implying a possibly secondary use as an awl. Both sides are retouched along their entire surviving lengths, as they converge to the tip. The retouch is confined to the dorsal surface, although there are some possible utilisation scars on the concave ventral surface. The flint is non-cortical and unpatinated made on grey-brown flint.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: NEOLITHIC
Period from: NEOLITHIC
Period to: NEOLITHIC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32.2 mm
Width: 15.5 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 2.3 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Eirini Anagnostou
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2016.6

Materials and construction

Primary material: Flint
Manufacture method: Knapped/flaked
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
District: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Llandow (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS9371
Four figure Latitude: 51.42787104
Four figure longitude: -3.54046097
1:25K map: SS9371
1:10K map: SS97SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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